• Our Family’s History in Greater Queens
    Posted: 06/16/2022

    Losing a loved one brings with it many complex emotions and struggles and.  planning a funeral service in the midst of intense grief is one of life’s most acute challenges. Our staff at Farenga Funeral Homes is well acquainted with the depth of these challenges. We are committed to bringing families in Greater Queens exceptional …
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  • 4 Ways to Practice Self-care While Grieving
    Posted: 06/13/2022

    After the loss of a loved one, grief can come about in ways you didn’t expect. Our care team at Farenga Funeral Home recognizes that each grief journey is different, and it is important not to compare your experience with grief to others. However, one common aspect of grief is the necessity to practice self-care. …
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  • Why Preplanning is Crucial When Facing a Terminal Illness
    Posted: 05/09/2022

    At Farenga Funeral Homes, we encourage all our neighbors in Astoria and Queens to preplan their funerals for a number of reasons. Preplanning gives you the assurance that your final wishes will be carried out exactly as you prefer. Being faced with a terminal illness is one of the most difficult experiences in life, and preplanning …
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  • A Letter to Grieving Mothers 
    Posted: 05/04/2022

    Dear grieving mothers, It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things.   What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it is wrong. When you …
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  • Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Burial Arrangements
    Posted: 04/18/2022

    Have you ever considered where you want your final resting place to be located? While thinking about your end-of-life details is not always easy, putting your preferences in writing is one of the most important steps you can take for your future. By making these choices ahead of time, such as whether you would prefer …
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  • Our Favorite Spring Activities in Greater Queens
    Posted: 04/15/2022

    At Farenga Funeral Home, we make sure to celebrate the fleeting season of spring every way we can. This year, we are especially excited to get back out there and enjoy the season alongside our loved ones and neighbors. Here are our favorite spring activities in Greater Queens and beyond: NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet …
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  • Allowing Yourself to Feel the Grief of a Loss
    Posted: 03/15/2022

    Most of us tend to be kinder to other people than we are to ourselves. It’s not easy to give ourselves permission to grieve a loss, but self-love and self-compassion are necessary elements when mourning a loved one. At Farenga Funeral Home, our kindhearted staff members know how difficult it can be to give yourself …
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  • Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary
    Posted: 03/09/2022

    American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that …
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  • Death Traditions of Different Backgrounds
    Posted: 02/14/2022

    Many cultures around the world approach death and paying tribute to a loved one in their own unique way. At Farenga Funeral Home, our compassionate staff understands that our neighbors across Queens and Astoria represent distinct religious and social backgrounds and may handle certain facets of the death process in a particular way. Here is …
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  • How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day
    Posted: 02/07/2022

    Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Farenga Funeral Home, we hear from families throughout Queens and Astoria who say it’s  a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special – and it might be especially difficult this year because of the …
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